There was an entry of 36 for the IOM Ladies’ Merit, for the Barbara Lee Trophy, played at Port St Mary on Sunday 11 August. Apart from a few light showers the weather was fine although cold for the latter stages, and the green was playing well allowing for some excellent bowling.
Quarter-finals: Ann Maddrell 21, Rita Callister 3; Jayne Kneen 21, Lin Ruscoe 8; Lilian Slinger 21, Rachel Quirk 12; Lyn Bolton 21, Helen Martin 13
Semi-finals: Jayne Kneen 21, Ann Maddrell 15; Lilian Slinger 21, Lyn Bolton 12
In the final Jayne raced to a 9-1 lead at which point Lilian won four ends in a row to narrow the gap to 6-9. They then shared the ends to 9-13 before Jayne won the last six ends to run out the winner 21-9.
Janet Shilling thanked all who had helped during the afternoon before introducing Rob Lee, Barbara’s son, to make the presentations with the help of Association vice-president Pat Robertson. She also thanked Rob for his contributions to the raffle, the proceeds of which will be given to Hospice, and also for the prizes where he had provided, chocolates for the losing semi-finalists and champagne for the finalists.